Male Youth Charged After Sexual Assault Investigation

Hamilton Police have charged a 17-year-old male after reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment came forward at Waterdown District High School.

The 17-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and will appear in court on Friday, February 25, 2022.

The male faces the following charges:

•      Four counts of Sexual Assault

•      Four counts of Sexual Interference

•      Invitation to Sexual Touching

•      Indecent Act

The incidents took place both on and off school property.

We continue to encourage all survivors to report these crimes to the Hamilton Police Service by contacting the Sexual Assault Unit (non-emergency line) at 905-540-5553, or www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca to file an online report.

We want all survivors of sexual violence to know that we believe them and we will respect their choice in when they report an incident, where and how.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamiIton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv